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eames desk unit

by Eames, from Herman Miller ®

eames desk unit

Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950
Zinc-coated steel, plywood
Made by Herman Miller

"Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design."
-Charles Eames

A product introduced before its time, the Eames Desk Unit is emblematic of the grace and vision Charles and Ray Eames used in solving home furnishing problems.

A result of work they had done for a 1949 exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Eames Desk Units and Storage Units reveal the "machine aesthetic" and Japanese influences important to the Eameses at the time. Long before "modularity" and "high tech" entered the language, Charles and Ray combined standardized parts in many ways to create practical furnishings that suit a variety of uses at home and the office.

With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."

The zinc-coated wire cross supports used in Eames Desk Units echo other classic Eames designs, including Eames Storage Units, wire chairs, and wire-base tables. The EDU features a birch finish on tops and file fronts with either zinc or black frame. Painted hardwood board on case sides and back panels, available in your choice of neutral or primary colors. The file drawer can be on the right or left side.

60" w | 28" d | 29" h

$2,195.00 + free shipping
(usually ships in 21-40 business days)
average rating: 5

Eames

Husband and wife team Charles & Ray Eames played a major role in the world of modern architecture, furniture design, graphic design, art and film. Charles and Ray designed prize winning furniture that expanded upon the wood molding inspiration of Alvar Aalto. Ray Eames began as an abstract expressionist painter and has a painting in the Whitney Museum permanent collection.
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son in law buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father in law as a man of integrity so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with modern furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles & Ray Eames the company produced legendary classics of industrial design.

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